FAQ: “Can switches be forced?”

Yes. But it’s a really shit thing to do yourself, so I have no intention of creating a help article about it.

I believe that living well with DID requires applying the principles of empathy, respect, and teamwork. Those foundations are undermined any time you intentionally hurt a part of yourself, which includes forcing an unwanted switch. It’s a betrayal that can poison the trust you’re going to spend your whole life building.

Improving inner communication and collaboration will enable the right parts to be present at the right time. You can learn how to “signal” to your parts that you need help with critical activities, or “tempt” parts forward by connecting with their source of passion and joy.

Empathy, respect, and teamwork.   

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